Flowers, A., Lanclos, N.F., & Kelley, M.L. (2002). Validation of a screening instrument for exposure to violence in African American children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 27 (4), 351-361.

Abstract:  Provides concurrent validity for the KID-Screen for Adolescent Violence Exposure (SAVE) as a screening instrument for exposure to violence in African American children, explores demographic differences in KID-SAVE scores, and provides preliminary reliability data on a parent version of the KID-SAVE. Questionnaire data were collected regarding exposure to violence, children’s behavior and symptoms, and family aggression. A sample of 182 children (aged 3-7 yrs) and their parents participated. Both parent and child report of violence exposure was significantly related to the child’s psychological adjustment as endorsed by both parents and children. Also, significant relationships were obtained between parent report of their child’s exposure to violence and the presence of family violence. The KID-SAVE appears to be a promising instrument for assessment of exposure to violence, specifically in African American children, and may be applicable in a variety of clinical settings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)